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(Education) (in the US, formerly) a summer school or educational meeting held in the summer
[C19: named after Chautauqua, a lake in New York near which such a school was first held]


(ʃəˈtɔ kwə, tʃə-)

1. Lake, a lake in SW New York. 18 mi. (29 km) long.
2. a village on this lake: summer educational center.
3. the annual summer meetings of this center, with public lectures, concerts, etc.
4. (usu. l.c.) a similar assembly elsewhere.


 an educational assembly modelled on that at Lake Chautauqua, 1874.
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5) The combination of leisure and moral instruction provided by the Chautauqua Assembly was emulated across America; by 1900, there were around two hundred Chautauqua Assemblies across 31 states.
The Chautauqua Assembly and its various enterprises occupy a secure place in the history of American adult education.
The Chautauqua Assembly voluntarily relinquished its charter, and therefore its authority to grant degrees (Bonnell 1988).
The Crystal Springs Chautauqua Assembly remained active until 1917, when interest in the programs waned and organizers closed the site.
Today, visitors still enjoy the natural beauty of Chautauqua Park, though most of the structures built for the Chautauqua Assembly are long gone.
The great exception was "one of the largest independents, the Bay View (Michigan) Assembly, [which] was virtually a clone of the Lake Chautauqua Assembly.
Serving as chancellor, Vincent, in 1886, described five major divisions of Chautauqua University: (1) Chautauqua Assembly, including the distinguished summer platform program, Sunday school normal department, schools of language, and Chautauqua Teachers' Retreat; (2) Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC); (3) Chautauqua College of Liberal Arts; (4) Chautauqua School of Theology; and (5) Chautauqua Press (p.
As Kett indicates, it encompasses everything from gentlemen's clubs and mutual improvement societies in the eighteenth century to mechanics' institutes, library societies, women's clubs, the Chautauqua Assembly and its offshoots, university extension programmes, correspondence schools, all in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and most recently to corporate training programmes and community college adult classes.